Posts by Monique Newton

Monique Newton is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Northwestern University. She covers the Chicago Sky for The Next and has lived in Chicago since 2019. An Oberlin College graduate, Monique is a 2x Division III National Track and Field Champion.

Kahleah Copper traded to Phoenix Mercury: Turbulent free agency continues for Chicago Sky         

February 6, 2024

Trading Copper is the Sky’s equivalent of waving the white flag this free agency

Chicago Sky still have major roster questions after start of WNBA free agency

February 4, 2024

Sky look to be entering rebuilding mode, but Ogwumike could change that

Chicago Sky guard Courtney Williams surveys the court against the Washington Mystics

2024 WNBA free agency preview: Chicago Sky

January 13, 2024

As the Sky search for a starting point guard, will they promote their own talent, or pick up a free agent?

Photo of Chicago Sky general manager Jeff Pagliocca at his introductory press conference.

The road to sustained success: An interview with Chicago Sky general manager Jeff Pagliocca

November 20, 2023

‘We want the sustained success. We don’t want the overnight stuff. We want stuff that’s going to be here for a while’

Sky Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon at the Introductory Press Conference October 24. 2023 (photo via Chicago Sky Twitter)

‘I’m coming here to stir things up’: Inside Teresa Weatherspoon’s intro presser as Chicago Sky head coach

October 25, 2023

Rawlinson: ‘We do things our own way here at the Sky, and we do things differently’

Photo of Chicago Sky guard Marina Mabrey (4) during the WNBA game between the Chicago Sky and the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena.

What the Chicago Sky players want in their next head coach and general manager

October 2, 2023

The Sky’s first order of business this offseason is hiring two key leaders

Aces vs. Sky first-round preview: A high-scoring 1-8 matchup

September 13, 2023

Beat reporters Matthew and Monique dive into the key matchups for the series

Chicago Sky notebook: Team mentality with four games to go

August 31, 2023

Evans: ‘We want to be in the playoffs. We’re winners like I don’t like to lose’

Elizabeth Williams is pictured in Chicago Sky warmups driving to the basket for a layup. She's wearing a white headband and blue sneakers.

Elizabeth Williams and the power of voice

August 21, 2023

Williams: ‘Just be true to yourself’

WNBA Chicago Sky big Alanna Smith releases a 3-point jumper off her fingertips while in midair, as Minnesota Lynx guard Tiffany Mitchell lunges toward her with an outstretched arm in an attempt to contest the shot.

Chicago Sky notebook: Keys to the playoff drive

July 19, 2023

‘They want to go to war’